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Grade 3 Rocks
What type of rock is created from lava?
  1. metamorphic
  2. igneous
  3. sedimentary
Grade 3 Soil
What are minerals, weathered rock, and other things mixed together?
  1. Fossils
  2. Rocks
  3. Soil
Grade 3 Environmental Science
What type of energy resource is wind?
Earth Day - Wind Turbines
  1. renewable
  2. non-renewable
Grade 3 Environmental Science
What are 3 types of pollution? Select 3.
  1. Energy pollution
  2. Land pollution
  3. Air pollution
  4. Water pollution
Grade 3 Atmosphere
Earth's atmosphere has lots of gases in it. Our bodies use this one when we breathe.
  1. nitrogen
  2. carbon dioxide
  3. oxygen
Grade 3 Historical Geology
Where are most fossils found?
  1. soil
  2. lava
  3. igneous rock
  4. sedimentary rock
Grade 3 Earth's Layers
The                 is the layer below Earth's crust.
  1. inner core
  2. outer core
  3. mantle
  4. crust
Grade 3 Earth's Layers
The crust is the hottest layer of Earth.
  1. True
  2. False
Grade 3 Geomorphology
The process of breaking down rocks into smaller particles is called                .
  1. erosion
  2. weathering
  3. sedimentation
Grade 3 Environmental Science
What type of a resource is a tree?
  1. renewable
  2. non-renewable
  3. limited resource
Grade 3 Environmental Science
The main energy source for Earth is/are                .
  1. rivers
  2. the Sun
  3. the Moon
  4. volcanoes
Grade 3 Atmosphere
The anemometer and weather vane are weather tools used to measure wind
  1. speed and temperature.
  2. direction and pressure.
  3. pressure and temperature.
  4. direction and speed.
Grade 3 Earth's Layers
The diagram shows the layers of Earth.

Layers Of The Earth

What is layer D called?
  1. crust
  2. mantle
  3. inner core
  4. outer core
Grade 3 Environmental Science
A nonrenewable resource is                .
  1. the Sun
  2. coal
  3. the trees
Grade 3 Geomorphology
What causes erosion?
  1. wind
  2. moving water
  3. ice
  4. all of the above
Grade 3 Environmental Science
Examples of renewable resources include
  1. fresh water.
  2. fish and animals.
  3. trees and plants.
  4. all of the above
Grade 3 Atmosphere
Which word better fits the sentence?

Rain falls from                .
  1. wind
  2. clouds
Grade 3 Environmental Science
Which word is sometimes used as another name for oil?
  1. petroleum
  2. pollution
  3. energy
  4. medicine
Grade 3 Atmosphere
Which word better fits the sentences?

The weather scientist saw a tornado on the radar screen. The National Weather Service issued a tornado                .
  1. watch
  2. warning
Grade 3 Oceanography and Hydrology
A salty body of water that covers a LARGE area is called an         ocean        .
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